Datapoint Bislama/Subject relative clauses

Values

Relative particle and gap Frequency: 75.0%

Example 23-143:
i talem wan ia we i strong tumas
i
agr
talem
tell
wan
indf
ia
def
we
comp
i
agr
strong
strong
tumas
very
He said one (=a fine) that was too heavy.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-145:
Eni wan we i pas long kot bae oli putum hem long kalabus.
Eni
any
wan
one
we
comp
i
agr
pas
pass
long
in
kot
court
bae
irr
oli
agr
putum
put
hem
3sg
long
in
kalabus.
jail
Anyone who appears in court will be put into jail.
Confidence:
Very certain

Relative particle and resumptive pronoun Frequency: 25.0%

Example 23-144:
yu, we yu sapotem gavman, yu save kasem wok
yu,
2sg
we
comp
yu
2sg
sapotem
support
gavman,
government
yu
2sg
save
can
kasem
get
wok
work
You who support the government, you'll get work.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-120:
Wan kaen grup blong ol sapota we hem i givim plante hedek long ol polis olsem long Mexico World Cup mo World Cup long Italy hem i olgeta blong England.
Wan
one
kaen
kind
grup
group
blong
of
ol
pl
sapota
supporter
we
comp
hem
3sg
i
agr
givim
give
plante
plenty
hedek
headache
long
to
ol
pl
polis
police
olsem
like
long
in
Mexico
Mexico
World
World
Cup
Cup
mo
and
World
World
Cup
Cup
long
in
Italy
Italy
hem
3sg
i
agr
olgeta
3pl
blong
of
England.
England
One type of group of supporters that gave the police plenty of headaches at the Mexico World Cup and the World Cup in Italy was those from England.
Confidence:
Very certain